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Sterling Global Operations completes U.S. Navy project to clear munitions, firing range and target debris from Arizona Marine Corps Air Station range

Sterling Global Operations, Inc., in a two-year project for the U.S. Navy, removed or recycled some 5.9 million pounds of munitions, firing range and target debris from Marine Corps Air Station at Yuma, Ariz. Sterling Global returned the proceeds from the recycled materials back into the Navy range clearance project. “The resale of recycled materials…

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Joint Light Tactical Vehicle ‘closes capability gap,’ Army says

While the Humvee has served the Army well for some 25 years, there's a "capability gap" in what it can do for warfighters on a 21st-century battlefield, said the Soldier responsible for overseeing its replacement.

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VMA-211 change of command

Marine Corps photograph by Cpl. William Waterstreet Lt. Col. Troy Pehrson, the outgoing commander of Marine Attack Squadron 211, center, passes the Marine Corps Colors to Lt. Col. Cory Simmons, the incoming commander of VMA-211, left, as Sgt. Maj. Michael Cayer, the sergeant major of VMA-211, right, salutes this symbolic act of the changing of…

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Marine Corps photograph by Lance Cpl. Uriel Avendano Cpl. Jose Luis Hernandez, a Marine Attack Squadron 513 power line mechanic and a native of Willacoochee, Ga., proposes to his longtime girlfriend Zuleika Oleo, a native of Yuma, Ariz., after returning from a six month deployment with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit aboard Marine Corps Air…

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Yuma community residents adopt a squadron

Aboard Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz., a squadron adopting a local school or highway is a commonplace occurrence, since volunteer service is a direct reflection of the ideals of the Marine Corps.


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Opinion: Is technology eating our children

Posted  March 22, 2012

This day and age, technology can be found aiding every part of our life from waking up to the sound of an alarm clock to popping back a chemically engineered sleeping pill while turning in for the night. The entertainment industry for one has gotten so advanced that in the last 100 years, man can…

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BCD kicks off West Coast Tour in Yuma

Posted  March 8, 2012

The Marine Corps Battle Color Detachment kicked off its West Coast tour with a performance at MCAS Yuma, March 1. The detachment performed for station personnel on the parade field, moving toward the public with a performance at Kofa High School the same evening and Gila Ridge High School Friday.

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5 Questions for the Sonoran Pueblo Assistant Director

Posted  March 22, 2012

Do you see an increase in business during WTI and how does that effect the Sonoran Pueblo? Business has picked up a great deal during WTI. The importance of WTI on this base is that the following weeks this base is going to see a lot of businesses picking up and  it shows the public…

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Archbishop visits station, God in tow

Posted  March 22, 2012

Archbishop Timothy P. Broglio, archbishop of military services, visited MCAS Yuma March 17 through 19 to speak to Catholic Marines. The visit was part of Broglio’s many scheduled visits to military bases throughout the U.S. “I always try to visit myself or have one of my three bishops visit each base…

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Children and parents celebrate a successful soccer season

Posted  March 29, 2012

Station children and their parents celebrated the end of the 2012 youth soccer season with pizza, Gatorade, awards and a waterslide at the Ramada Field on Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Saturday, March 24. With children ages three to six attending in the morning and children ages seven to 12…

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Pentagon seeks less for construction, more for conservation

Posted  March 23, 2012

The Defense Department is asking for less money for military construction and more for energy conservation in its fiscal 2013 budget request, the deputy undersecretary of defense for installations and environment told a Senate panel March 21. Dorothy Robyn said her staff uses joint planning and rigorous analysis to ensure that the right mix of…

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News to Use March 23, 2012

Posted  March 22, 2012

Announcing Citi Fraud Early Warning Alerts CitiR Commercial Card recently announced the roll out of a new Fraud Early Warning (FEW) Alerts capability which will allow clients to receive early warnings via short-messaging service and/or e-mail notices when potentially fraudulent activity is detected on your account. U.S. Cardholders are eligible to receive SMS and/or E-mail…

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Tailspotter March 23, 2012

Posted  March 22, 2012

Spirit Spirit is a young friendly female labrador retriever mix. She is up to date with all her vaccines and spayed. She is ready to go home with you today.  For more information about adopting, contact the Humane Society of Yuma at  928-782-1621.

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While my ukulele warmly laughs: Marine brings sounds of Pacific to Yuma

Posted  March 22, 2012

The ukulele originated in Hawaii in the 19th century, based on Portuguese guitar-like instruments. The instrument spread in popularity in the 20th century, and even today austere communities such as Yuma are treated to the sounds of…

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Kids explore military life at MCAS’ 2012 Children’s Expo

Posted  March 22, 2012

MCAS Yuma opened up its flight line to special needs youth for them to get a taste of the annual Yuma Air Show during the Children’s Expo, March 16. Approximately 60 children from four local schools were all smiles as they got to interact with Marines and view aerial demonstrations and many of the air…

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